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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 21, 2020

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Anika Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

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Delaware 000-21326 04-3145961
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

32 Wiggins Avenue

Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(781) 457-9000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share ANIK NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 
 
Item 8.01. Other Events.

On October 21, 2020, the Company issued a press release entitled "Anika Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance for its WristMotion® Total Arthroplasty System for the Replacement of Painful Wrist Joints" announcing the FDA's clearance of the Company's WristMotion product for commercial sale in the United States and the associated earnout payment due under the Merger Agreement executed between the Company and Arthrosurface, Incorporated on January 4, 2020. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit Number   Description
     
99.1   Press release dated October 21, 2020
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
 
 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
     
   
Date: October 21, 2020 By:  /s/ CHERYL R. BLANCHARD        
    CHERYL R. BLANCHARD
    President and Chief Executive Officer
   

 

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